Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
in real life. the chance to stop the action and to discuss what's going on. >> what did you guys just see happen? yeah. >> the play is called "alice's story," and the actors perform it at different schools. it shows that bullying can happen even among friends. >> "alice's story" examines a friendship between two young girls, and how sometimes the people who you feel are closest to you can take advantage of you. >> you put that on facebook? >> yeah. and people were writing that they thought it was true. >> we wanted to give students an opportunity to put themselves in the roles of the characters and practice making decisions in case they ever found themself in a similar situation. >> and then, together, we found ways to see how the person that was being bullied could have changed what they did. and we worked together to solve the problem. >> what was working super-well about what caitlin did? >> when caitlin said that if you would like it if you did that to her, and she kind of showed her feelings -- that she said that she wouldn't like that that much. >> the actors help the students see t
Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
to become more aware -- aware of your actions, what people think of you. you have academic worries, you have social worries. >> yes, josh. >> i do find middle school a little harder, and not just because of the fact that school gets harder every year as you go on. as you get older, sometimes, for some people, it gets better because they strengthen and they get faster at stuff, but, like, for certain people like me, i don't, like, strengthen and stuff, and it gets worse. >> you're saying you got to get more athletic, or else -- >> yeah. >> it gets worse for you. why, josh? does everybody have -- do all boys have to be a good athlete in middle school? >> i mean, i don't think that, but i feel that a lot of people do. and it's definitely something that i found really hard, because i wasn't the fastest, i wasn't the strongest, i wasn't the best at sports. >> i think, in sixth grade, like, who's taller, who's faster, who's stronger. >> how many boys here have ever had the wish that you were growing faster? >> i've noticed situations where in, like, sports or gym class, the teacher will be like, "